dextrose

[dek-strohs]
noun Biochemistry.
dextroglucose, commercially obtainable from starch by acid hydrolysis.
Also called corn sugar, grape sugar.


Origin:
1865–70; dextr- + -ose2

dexterous, dextrose (see synonym study at dexterous).
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dextrose (ˈdɛkstrəʊz, -trəʊs)
 
n
grape sugar, Also called: dextroglucose a white soluble sweet-tasting crystalline solid that is the dextrorotatory isomer of glucose, occurring widely in fruit, honey, and in the blood and tissue of animals. Formula: C6H12O6

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dextrose
coined 1869 from L. dexter "right," because the form of glucose polarizes light to the right in spectroscopy.
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dextrose dex·trose (děk'strōs')
n.
The dextrorotatory form of glucose found naturally in animal and plant tissue and derived synthetically from starch.

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dextrose   (děk'strōs')  Pronunciation Key 
A sugar that is the most common form of glucose. It is found in plant and animal tissues and also derived from starch. Dextrose is the dextrorotatory form of glucose.
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Example sentences
What can be revealed by my hosts is revealed: corn kernels are delivered and milled, dextrose is extracted from starch.
Good sugars such as lactose and dextrose are not bad at all.
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